Use printer payloads to configure settings for printers. Associate payloads with printer profiles, and apply the profiles to folders. The next time a device connects, it will download the payloads and apply the settings.
Settings in payloads are only sent to devices after the payloads are associated with a profile and the profile is applied to a folder. For information about creating a printer profile, see Printer Settings Profiles.
When a profile is applied to a folder, you can use additional selection criteria to determine which devices will receive the payload. For information about selection criteria, see Using Selection Criteria.
Printer payloads are applied every time a printer checks in, even if the printer already has the payload. Payload configurations will overwrite any outside changes every time the printer checks in, including those made through direct communication, the Zebra utility, or manually
Some printer settings can be configured by multiple payloads. Printer payloads take precedence in the following order. Payload types higher in this list are applied over those that are lower.
2.Native settings payloads using text entry
3.Native settings payloads using table entry
4.Common settings payloads
A printer can apply configurations from multiple native settings payloads and common settings payloads. Settings configured in payloads with higher priority will overwrite any settings configured in lower priority payloads. For example, first, all the settings in a common settings payload would be applied to the printer. Then, all the settings configured in a native settings payload using table entry would be applied, even if they were previously configured. Next, all of the settings a native settings payload using text entry would be applied, again, overwriting any previously configured settings.
To add payloads to a printer profile
1.Navigate to the Profiles tab.
2.In the Available Profiles panel, click the name of the printer profile you want to edit.
4.Select the payloads you want to add to the profile.
5.Click the Assign icon.
The payloads are added to the profile.
7.Perform or schedule a deployment to distribute the payloads to devices. For more information, see Applying Profiles.
For information about available printer payloads, see the following:
•Zebra Common Settings Payload
•Zebra Native Settings Payload